Let’s Put The “We” Back In The People


If this gem doesn’t just scream my name, I don’t know what does. That’s right folks, I’m officially hanging with the pigeon squad. 


Not by the hamster wheel of life, but by the behavior of my co-humans.

By the increased hatred and decrease in common decency.

By the lack of truth and overindulgence of misinformation and lies.


By the loss of common ground and the divided beliefs.

By the daily negativity of, he said she said while essential issues sit silently.

By the rise in civil obedience and the lack of active participation in the process.


By being told who to hate by our televisions, while books collect dust.

By judgments, labels & stereotypes in one hand and Bibles, flags & hypocrisy in the other.

By the absence of faith, hope & charity and the escalation of greed.


By the Social Media scholars and their ignorant followers.

By the callous treatment of the less fortunate and the misguided definition of fame. 

By fear dictating our decisions, while common sense faces extinction.


By the abuse of our first amendment and the overextended defense of our second.

By selfishness leading the way, while collaboration sits on the sidelines.

By the misconception that strength is loud, and quietness is weak.


By the thought of war being the answer and not giving peace a chance.

By the short memories and selective truths.

By the thought that I’m too optimistic, while others have surrendered hope.

Let’s TRY to celebrate our Independence and our Interdependence today by being free from our hatred, fears, and differences. These are the freedoms that lay out a strong foundation for our future. These are the freedoms that unite. These are the freedoms that will thrive. 

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the Common Defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Now, I’m not going to lie, I will have to remember all of this when my beer induced, wanna be pyrotechnic neighbor starts setting off fireworks from his weather-beaten, one spark short of an inferno deck this evening. I NEVER SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE EASY…anything worthwhile rarely is easy.

We’re all in this together, so hop in and Enjoy the Ride!


10 responses

  1. Got room on that pigeon squad for me, Lisa? xoxoM


  2. Love this!! Yes – I’m exhausted too. So I take some time off and then am back at it… And you’re soooo right – it’s NOT easy! Thank you for the great message!


  3. Personally, I would say “I’m pooped,” but maybe that’s just me 😏

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  4. I’m right there with ya.

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  5. Right there with you.. and I’m Canadian!

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  6. I got exhausted just reading the list of all the things making you exhausted. I agree with every one. I hope the neighbour’s house and you made it through the fireworks.

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  7. Reblogged this on Life With The Top Down and commented:

    Well, because unfortunately, it’s still relevant.
    Happy 4th of July!


  8. It IS exhausting, and disheartening and more than a little frightening what’s happening to this country. But there’s still nowhere I’d rather be…. and I’ll continue to hold out hope the current climate is but a mere a hiccup in history.


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